House fumiacatio

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    Ruben Miranda I am so confused

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    Hello
    I will be fumicating the inside of my home.
    We have a flea problem and have tried everything else.

    So here the ?
    100 g tropical fish tank
    My plan is to
    Heavy water change the night before
    Shut off lights.
    Shut off power heads that.are sucking in air.
    And will be covering the whole top of.the tank with heavy plastic and tape
    I also have 3 fluval canister filters
    Does anyone.know if they should be shut down also, since they are a closed system, do they suck in air ?
    The tank will be shut down at least 4 or maybe 5 hours
    Then
    I will do a strong water change.again and start everything up again with exception to the power heads might wait a few hours before sucking air in.

    So am I missing something , what do you think of my plan.
    Do I shut down the canisters or can I keep them going and keep the beneficial bacteria a live and my fish.

    Thanks for the advice
    Ruben
     
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    Meyer Jordan Tadpole

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    I am not an aquarist, but I would move the entire set-up to a safe location. The only way to keep the fumes away from your fish is an air tight seal covering the tank. Depending on your stocking levels 4-5 hours without and Oxygen replenishment could cause a real problem with the DO. This will specially affect your nitrifying bacteria.
    Fumigating for fleas will also leave a residue on every surface. This is necessary to kill any future fleas that will hatch from eggs.
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    peter hillman Let me think for minute....

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    May depend on the specie, some are more hardy than others. I wouldn't want to take the risk tho
     
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    What fish do you have? If they are a few expensive discus maybe someone can keep them temporarily. If you have some favorites house them temporarily elsewhere
     
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    Ruben Miranda I am so confused

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    Hi
    We have been trying all these remedies it is now time to get hard.
    Moving a 100 g tank would not be a easy task.

    I have clown louches , tiger barbs , swords , red tail sharks , and others.
    Plus it is a planted tank and that makes that much harder to move.

    The day before I covered the ponds and had the yard front and back
    I even paid to have the neighbors house sprayed as I think that is where they are coming from.
    But that is another story. :-(

    In any case the ponds and the fish seem although they are able to direct the spray away from ponds.
    The foggers they are going to use smoke up and spread and then it floats down.
    So as long as nothing sucks it in to the water we should be good.
    The big thing is the time that it will be covered. And shut down.

    Thanks
    Still have more to think about
     
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    Ruben Miranda I am so confused

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    What if I got a big air pump
    Put outside ran a sealed line to the tank and pumped air from the outside to the tank.
    You think that would help or draw bad stuff in as the air escapes from the tank. ?

    Ruben
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    I think that could work, pull in fresh outside air. I would cover the tank with a wet sheet or towel, also.
     
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    Ditto!
    John
     
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    Ruben Miranda I am so confused

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    Hello
    Well we did the dirty deed
    Even with all the.prep
    I got a few losses
    My biggest and oldest herk 15 year old clown louch
    4 tetras and 2 sharks are gone.

    I don't think the poison got in. But I got a ammonia spike if I could of got in 30 minutes earlier and got the water changes and everything running I might have been able to save them all.
    Everyone else is looking ok now but will be watching and testing and see how everything goes.
    I really hate that they went out that way, no one to blame but myself.

    I am so sad right now
    They really will be missed
     
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    Tula

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    I'm so sorry for your losses, hoping the others will all be ok and that your home is flea free!
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Darn sorry to hear, I was hoping all was going to be ok.
     
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    Was reading thru your post. Sorry to hear you lost some fish
     
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    Sorry for your losses. Hopefully you at least got rid of those fleas.
     
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    Ruben Miranda I am so confused

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    Hello
    Thanks all of you
    The rest of the kids seem to be fine :)
    The fleas seem to be gone of course we will have to back up spraying in the days to come but it will not have,to be so severe as what we just did.
    What has got me so missed right now that after months of fighting with the dumb a...s neighbors behind us and complaining to the city about there mess and lack of taking care.of things.
    They showed up today and put a tag on there house.
    Not suitable living conditions and there locked out in till they are cleaned up.
    Now that I and other neighbors paid for all this.

    Ok my rant is over

    Ruben
     
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